Sony Mobile told us a week ago that they’re going to upgrade a bunch of Xperia phones to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean next year, in February or March, Xperia T and its variants included. Although Sony has been known to graciously upgrade its older phones to the latest version of Android, the company does like to take its sweet time.
If you’re wondering how the buttery smooth Jelly Bean will run on the device, check out the video (in Vietnamese) that one lucky owner of the Xperia TL has uploaded.
Aside from the new launcher, the Android 4.1.2 firmware also comes with a new camera feature called the Superior Auto mode, which can be found in Sony’s lineup of digital cameras. Sony has also included a new lock screen and dialer, as well as some audio enhancement features.
Bear in mind that this Jelly Bean firmware is for the developer version of the phone. The final version might be slightly different from what you’re seeing above.
So, what do you think of the JB preview? Let us know in the comments below.
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I was actually disappointed with the delayed JB release from sony. however, the update looks promising. really do hope that sony has packed enough not to disappoint xperia fans. GB had it’s delayed moments with most manufacturers, JB should not follow suit, at least in sony’s case – the 2012 hardware has been good. the only sore point has been with a slow update cycle
This is great, i mean, its perfect. I knew Jelly Bean on dualcore Krait and Adreno225 was gonna easily match Lumia 920 flow and smoothness, but sony has managed more than that, there are sony twists and new stuff. This is exactly what sony need to pick up speed in the Android war: An early update with USEFUL new features.
Im currently on Galaxy Note 2 and i cant say anything bad about it, a great device in every way, but i dont require more than this to be convinced that Sony is the next horse to bet on, my Xperia Pro was just great and i believe NOW that Sony can be great without Ericsson. Sony Ericsson is the sole reason i am still on Android, after the nightmares i had with HTC i was ready to have a SWITCH surgery and become a iphone user, but i gave Android one more try and Xperia Pro was the phone to convince me that Android was great.
Sony Yuga is my next phone for sure. The battery may not match the Note 2 but this is where i want to be, not with the bestselling brand but the greatest.
I LOVE HOW YOU SAID “THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO BE, NOT WITH THE BESTSEELING BRAND BUT THE GREATEST.” WE KNOW THAT SONY XPERIA IS A GREAT CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO SMARTPHONES BECAUSE IT HAS MANY GREAT FEATURES. BUT WITH SONY XPERIA YUGA COMING ON 2013 I BET THIS WILL BE THE FIRST BESTSELLING PHONE FROM SONY MOBILE. :)))